Here in Ottawa you will find an AED unit in every City of Ottawa recreation centre (pool, arena, community centre) as well as libraries, curling arenas and client service centres. You will also find an AED unit in the majority of high schools as well as some elementary schools. The City of Ottawa in conjunction with the Heart and Stroke have placed many defibrillator units for public access across Ottawa.
Currently, the most common defibrillator (AED) in Ottawa is the Zoll Plus unit. This is the defibrillator that you will see in the City of Ottawa facilities as well as facilities that are part of the Ottawa Paramedic Service Public Access Defibrillator Program. The Zoll Plus Defibrillator (like all AED’s) is very simple and easy to use. Simply turn it on and follow the prompts (voice, picture and text).
At the end of the day, all AED units are designed to be simple, easy to use, and function very similarly. The Zoll Plus defibrillator has many features that makes it popular for public access defibrillator programs as it has voice prompts as well as pictures to guide the person using it.
If you are interested in setting up a public access defibrillator program at your workplace or community building, contact us for more information.